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Windows 7 Works for Online Games
« Thread started on: Apr 16th, 2010, 05:35am »

I have opened this thread to follow up with posts from Lexcorp, who has DD&F8 working on his computer and spent the past few weeks with me troubleshooting to get the Online portion of DD&F8 to work on many different computers and OS.

I can say this. About 36 hours ago, the email was about throwing in the towel and giving up.

However, yesterday Lexcorp tried one more thing and it worked and he participated in his 2nd online game but this time with W7.

All the troubleshooting is applicable to XP and Vista. It's just done a little differently on each one.


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Re: Windows 7 Works for Online Games
« Reply #1 on: Jan 30th, 2011, 12:44pm »

No lies... Win7 online play IS possible!

So far, ONLY DD&F8 v1.22 will connect over the internet.

All you have to do in Win7 (and Vista and XP i presume) is "Allow" the program to access the internet through your firewall.

Windows 7 will ask you to allow or deny the first time you run the program. You can create this Exception manually by opening your firewall settings and choosing to create a new "Inbound Rule" in Win7 and Vista, or a new "Exception" in XP.

As for routers and which ports to forward/open, all my troubleshooting leads me to believe you need to open
47624 TCP and 2300-2400 TCP and UDP.
However, my router will not allow access AT ALL (known issue with my model of router) and I have yet to test these ports on another router.

Please feel free to test your router and report back.

Happy Connecting!

Edited by madmax (For what little trouble it takes, I would add 6703 TCP and UDP, otherwise it could freeze up)
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Re: Windows 7 Works for Online Games
« Reply #2 on: Jan 30th, 2011, 12:45pm »

Here are the procedures to allow a program and open ports on Windows 7.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Allow-a-program-to-communicate-through-Windows-Firewall


http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Open-a-port-in-Windows-Firewall

If you haven't opened up all the ports, you may experience freezing.

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Re: Windows 7 Works for Online Games
« Reply #3 on: Jan 30th, 2011, 12:45pm »

on Jan 12th, 2011, 11:28pm, 572bb wrote:
Once I was able to get the game to work on Windows

7, all that was necessary for multiplayer was to open

the correct ports.

In this post I'll cover everything you'll need to do to
open the large amount of ports necessary. (400 ports)

I've also had to upload these same ports on my XP and

I can say that is was much easier and quicker to load ports on my W7.

Ports 2302 through 2400 can be all
opened at once by using commas to seperate the port numbers.

Then just repeat the same for the UDP ports 2302-2400.

On XP I had to manually put type in every port, select UDP or TCP, click ok, repeat. ect. ect. ect......

It took about 20-30 minutes to open all of the ports on XP,
where I was able to open all the same ports on W7 in only about 5 minutes.

For the multiplayer part of the game to work correctly we need to open ports:

2302 - 2400 TCP

2302 - 2400 UDP

6073 TCP

6073 UDP

47624 TCP

47624 UDP


#1 Start by opening up the start menu.





#2 Type "firewall" in the search bar and it will bring up options related to Windows Firewall.

Select Windows Firewall





#3 A new window will pop up. Click "Advanced Settings" on the left side





#4 A new will pop up. Click on "Inbound Rules" on the left side.





#5 On the right side of the window, click "New Rule"




#6 A new window will open.





#7 Select Port





#8 Here is a picture of uploading ports 2302-2400 TCP. In wordpad I typed out all of the ports seperated by commas and then pasted them into the window.

But for your pleasure I will include the list so all you will need to do is copy and paste.
    Code:

    2302,2303,2304,2305,2306,2307,2308,2309,2310,2311,2312,2313,2314,2315,2316,2317,2318,2319,2320,2321,2322,2323,2324,2325,2326,2327,2328,2329,2330,2331,2332,2333,2334,2335,2336,2337,2338,2339,2340,2341,2342,2343,2344,2345,2346,2347,2348,2349,2350,2351,2352,2353,2354,2355,2356,2357,2358,2359,2360,2361,2362,2363,2364,2365,2366,2367,2368,2369,2370,2371,2372,2373,2374,2375,2376,2377,2378,2379,2380,2381,2382,2383,2384,2385,2386,2387,2388,2389,2390,2391,2392,2393,2394,2395,2396,2397,2398,2399,2400







#9 Click Next>






#10 Click Next>





#11 Name the port. You could name it like I have. Click Next>






Congrats, you've now completed adding ports 2302-2400 TCP. Now we need to add the rest using the same method



Repeat step #8 for ports 2302-2400 UDP, except select UDP instead.





Follow steps #9 and #10 exactally like above to finish out these ports



Name the port. You could name it like I have. Click Next>







Repeat steps #8 through #11 for port 6073 TCP



Repeating Step 11 includes coming up with a new name for this port






Repeat the same for port 6073 UDP



Repeating Step 11 includes coming up with a new name for this port





Using the methods above upload ports 47624 TCP & UDP (sorry no pictures)








There is also a code that you can type into the

command prompt that will automatically open all necessary ports.

I'll try and post that up another time.
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